Posts from March 2015

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From the Pastorʼs Pen – March 2015

by FirstUCC

Celebrating God’s Victory The beginning of Lent becomes a time for us to look inward, so that we may see outward! Nowhere in the Bible do we read that “life will be a bowl of cherries”, and as I recall, Jesus said to his disciples, “ pick up your cross and follow me”. Is it […]

March 15 – One Great Hour of Sharing

by FirstUCC

One Great Hour of Sharing March 15th One Great Hour of Sharing is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ. Some of the ways our gifts bring joy to others focus on the tangible results of our sharing: •A family displaced by natural disaster or political unrest is grateful to receive food, shelter, and the comfort . •Anyone who had to walk […]

Thank You God

by FirstUCC

At last the cold, cold winterʼs gone The snow, melted away, So we can just sit back and Reminisce about our days. We gaze around, and wonder At the marvels He has wrought, Of new life blooming everywhere, things that just can not be bought. A budding bush, a blossom bright, No artist ever will Create […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – March 2015

by FirstUCC

It’s so easy to prepare children for Christmas. We love the story of a very special baby being born in a stable. We put out our crèches and talk about God’s love. But Lent is a different story—it’s still a story of God’s love but it’s a little harder to tell. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It is […]